Amazing Grasshopper Facts - insects Grasshoppers can be found almost everywhere in the world, except for the colder regions near the North and South poles. They live in fields, meadows, and just about anywhere they can find generous amounts of leaves to eat.
Animal Fact Sheets: Emperor Scorpion Nice fact sheet provides detailed information on the Emperor Scorpion. Read information on habitats, feeding behavior, and physical characteristics.
An Insect's Perspective There are over 200,000 individual insects for every one human on earth. They are everywhere! Insects can be found anywhere from water to land, and swamps to mountain tops.
Antlion Pit The Antlion Pit is a collection of resources related to the fascinating antlion, or "doodlebug."
Ants as pets A fact sheet about ants and some information about their care from Provincial Museum of Alberta .
Ants as Pets - insects The Ant (Hymenoptera) in groups can make great pets. Many people consider the ant a pest before thinking of them as pets. Ants are a big part of ecology and anyone wanting to take the time to build an art farm soon realizes the socialization of these insects and the role they play
Bee Anatomy Explore the outside and inside of a bee on this interactive site from the PBS Alien Empire series.
Butterflies North and South - Insects This website was produced by Museums and affiliated organizations in Canada and Peru, to give you a glimpse of the butterfly and moth wonders just waiting to be seen and appreciated. Want to identify that beautiful butterfly in your backyard? We can help.
Chip Taylor and The Elegant Monarch Butterfly This is the seventh (WOW!) year of Monarch Watch, an educational outreach program here at the University of Kansas. Our goals are: to further science education, particularly in primary and secondary school systems; to promote the conservation of Monarch butterflies; and to involve thousands of students and adults in a cooperative study of the Monarchs' spectacular fall migration.
Digital Dragonflies The images presented here were collected by the entomology program based at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Stephenville, part of the Texas A&M University System. Research on dragonflies and damselflies is conducted by the program in relation to regional water quality issues. The first issue, naturally, was an inventory of what species are present in the vicinity. So far, we have collected mainly from Erath county, but will expand slowly to include species from most of north-central Texas. The number of images included has expanded since the inception of this endeavor in September 1996, and more than 200 are now available throughout the project web pages.
Emperor Scorpion Visit here to find a fact sheet on the world's largest scorpion, the Emperor Scorpion. View a photograph and read about appearance, habitat, and breeding.
Fire Ant - Factoids There are many species of fire ants in the United States, but the most serious U. S. fire ant pests are four in the genus Solenopsis: the Red Imported Fire Ant, the Black Imported Fire Ant, the Southern Fire Ant, and the native fire ant. Distinguishing between imported and native species of fire ant is difficult, even for experts. (insects)
Fleas - Entomology Adult fleas are about 1/16 to 1/8-inch long, dark reddish-brown, wingless, hard-bodied (difficult to crush between fingers), have three pairs of legs (hind legs enlarged enabling jumping) and are flattened vertically or side to side (bluegill or sunfish-like) allowing easy movement between the hair, fur or feathers of the host. (learn about this insect)
Gakken's Photo Encyclopedia Ants - insects "The ant is a familiar insect that you have played with since your childhood. However, there is much information about ants that has remained unknown to you, such as: how many kinds there are, where they live and how they live?" Translated from the 1979 Japanese book of the same name, this delightful site has awesome photographs and whimsical illustrations.
Getting to Know Ants - insects There are many species of ants which occur in lawns and natural areas. Most ants do not require controls and are considered beneficial. The most obvious exception is the Fire Ant...but that is a separate issue from this issue.
Gloworm Information about insects for 4-H'ers from Mississippi State University.
Insect Sounds Listen to the "music" of different grasshopper species.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ANTS Like all insects, ants have six legs. Each leg has three joints. The legs of the ant are very strong so they can run very quickly. If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse....more
Let's Learn about Butterflies - insects The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been eating his way through different kinds of food and is getting ready to turn into a beautiful butterfly. He wants you to find out all about his life and how he will become a beautiful butterfly.
Life Cycle of the Butterfly The life cycle of the butterfly is arguably one of the most bizarre and impressive examples of nature at work on the planet - one could be forgiven for believing that caterpillars and butterflies were entirely separate species.
Myrmecology: The Science About Ants Did you know a myrmecologist is a scientist that studies ants? If you are ready to raise your own ant colony, you'll be interested in the recipe for nourishing ant food (egg yolk, yeast, sugar and honey) and instructions on building an artificial ant nest. Your ant colony will live much longer in one of these nests than in a commercial plastic ant farm.
Operation Extermination Join Vinny the exterminator on his big cartoon comic adventure into the insect world, featuring online 3-D comics book, animation, coloring book pages and a gallery of wacky bug characters.
Spiders - WildNet Africa Spiders are a part of Wildlife in Zimbabwe. Should we destroy them, or should we learn something about them? LIS DOBB concludes a two part introduction intended to show that - SPIDERS ARE FUN, BUT BE WARY OF SOME!`
Students learn about spiders - Insects Given their propensity for horror-movie behavior, it's little wonder that spiders evoke an immediate reaction of fear and disgust from students. That's why Linda Rayor, Cornell instructor in entomology, does something unusual: She begins her course on spiders by using education to cure her students of arachnophobia -- the fear of spiders.
The Butterfly WebSite Welcome to The Butterfly WebSite! Join us in learning more about the fascinating world of butterflies. Here you can tour our photo gallery, learn how to plant a butterfly garden, take a field trip, find a pen-pal, chat with other butterfly-lovers and so much more!
The Virtual Insectary Welcome to The Virtual Insectary! Just like insect zoos and butterfly gardens, you've found a unique place to study and observe a few insects (except these don't move!). The Virtual Insectary not only provides images of some common insects, but includes information on the foods which they eat as well as the habitats where they can be found.
Walking Stick Walking sticks are found primarily in the temperate and tropical regions. These creatures spend their days motionless hanging from leaves and branches waiting until dark to feed. This particular insect gets its name from its appearance, looking much like a twig or in some cases the leaves upon which it feeds.
Where Do Butterflies Come From? Ever wonder where a butterfly comes from? It comes from a chrysalis (KRIS-uh-liss) which is also called a pupa. A chrysalis looks like a tiny leathery pouch. You can find one underneath some leaves in the summer. (insects)
Zoom Butterflies Information on the butterfly lifecycle, anatomy, mimicry, an illustrated dictionary, learning activities, and more.